Saturday, August 3, 2013

RSC13 - August Red

 
It seems that during the summer my attention drifts away from both quilting and blogging.  I noticed the other day that the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for August was going to be red, and decided to use that as the jump-start for getting myself back on track.
 
Red is my favorite color.  My house is RED.  And yes, I do have some red scraps ... 

 
I decided to work on courthouse steps blocks using this tangle of already-cut red strips.  I expect that I'll be able to make enough blocks for an entire quilt without cutting any more red at all!

 
My inspiration is this courthouse steps quilt by Pat Sloan was first published in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine way back in 2001 or 2002.  I've always wanted to do something similar.  Pat's quilt is pink, and I'm doing red, but ten years later I'm finally getting started in this project from my wish list!     

 
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9 comments:

Cindy said...

I love red and white quilts, they are so crisp and clean. Yours will be lovely.

Karen said...

Great courthouse blocks. I love them.

katie z. said...

Your blocks are great!

Julie in GA said...

Beautiful courthouse steps blocks!

Sheila said...

I love your red scraps. Great blocks. Yes. I love red, too. Must be awesome to live in a red house : )

Sarah said...

Love your red house. You just don't get houses like that in the uk. Wonderful blocks.

Cathy said...

I LOVE your house. And that looks like a fun variation on courthouse blocks. Good luck on using up the reds!

Faye said...

Beautiful red blocks. and your red house is fabulous!

Becky said...

Love the reds. This will be a lovely quilt !!